Heavy sigh…..

Snow….
Snow….
Snow…..
And more snow…12 inches and counting!! Egads. But got to admit…..pretty pretty!!

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February blues

It’s been a beautiful couple of weeks with balmy, sunny weather. I got lots of clean up started in the garden. But, apparently, bitter cold is heading our way. We’ll see freezing for the next few days and then temps just hovering at 0. Sigh. Just when my hopes were soaring! So…let’s just celebrate the tiny little signs of spring that got my hopes up all week.

Snowdrops
Omphalodes verna (creeping navelwort/forget-me-not or blue-eyed-Mary)
NoID Pumonaria (Rubra??) rescued from a Vancouver tear down.
NoID Erica??
Hacquetia epipactis
 

Walk in the woods

There’s not much happening in the PNW garden in late December, so a walk in the woods around Westwood Lake just up the ravine from us restores the soul and smells divine.  Damp, misty, moody, balmy…makes for a lovely day outside. 

Path through the woods leads to my favourite moss grove
Rising out of the mist.
Arbutus menziesii
Spider capital of Canada!!
Path through Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
Outflow Creek
Sword fern (Polystichum munitum)

Moss and mushrooms….everywhere!! And a little Salal (Gaultheria shallon)
The view from the rock bluffs is never the same, it never gets old.